On this day: August 16

Published On: Aug 13 2012 11:42:32 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 16 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Politics get ugly on the White House lawn, Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation, the Bambino and The King both die, and the Beatles find a new drummer, all on this day.

OTD August 16 - Klondike Gold Rush
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1896: Skookum Jim Mason, George Carmack and Dawson Charlie discover gold in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush.

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